Newbie still confused about potential for virus problems on Ubuntu

Robert Parker rlp1938 at
Tue Apr 28 12:30:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)
<amedee-ubuntu at> wrote:
> Nobody ever said that Linux isn't vulnerable to malware.
> It just isn't vulnerable to Windows-style viruses, the only thing that
> ClamAV scans. Linux is still vulnerable for every other type of exploit.
> There are more bad things in  the world than virii. :)

Your posts in this thread have been right on the money IMO but just
one little nit pick.

Virii is the plural of virius and there is no such thing in Latin.
Vir = man and viri = men so "Windows viri" - No such thing, real men use Linux.

According the OED virology is the study of viruses so that is the plural.

Cheers Bob Parker
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